In Outlook 2007, the first time you create a new message (or open one you receive) you'll see the Ribbon. It's the band across the top of the window.
One of the most dramatic changes in Outlook, the Ribbon gives Outlook a new look. But as you get up to speed, you'll see that the change is more than visual — it's there to help you get things done more easily and with fewer steps.
And it doesn't end with the Ribbon. There's a lot more that's new to help you work faster and more efficiently. To name just a few of these things, there's the To-Do Bar, new navigation in the calendar, and a new format for contacts.
Note If you're looking for information about all of the new features in Outlook, or if you want to know more about the differences between earlier versions of Outlook and this version, take a look at the Quick Reference Card at the end of the course. We've listed some additional resources there.